Happenings - Films

FILMS

Transformers: The Last Knight (PG13)

This is a Popcorn Movie Nights @ Sentosa screening, in collaboration with Sentosa Development Corporation. In this latest instalment of the Transformers film series, the Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future of humans lies buried in the hidden history of the Transformers on earth.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront (Beach Station, Sentosa Express) WHEN: Tue, activities from 6pm ADMISSION: Free, includes popcorn, food, drinks & music INFO: popcorn.sg/movienights

Romeo + Juliet

The 1996 romantic drama - directed, co-produced and co-written by Baz Luhrmann - is an adaptation and modernisation of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

WHERE: Upper Circular Road (venue will be provided after booking) MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Feb 12, 6.45 - 9.45pm ADMISSION/INFO: $19, book at sg.funzing.com (no tickets will be sold at the door)

1987: Untracing The Conspiracy (R21)

In 1987, 22 people in Singapore were arrested and accused of being involved in a Marxist conspiracy. The film features interviews with former detainees and focuses on the first 30 days of their detention.

WHERE: The Projector (Green Room), Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Feb 4, 2pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

NATURE

Native Plants Workshop

Learn how to choose plants that are well-adapted to the local climate at this workshop.

WHERE: Classrooms 1 & 2, Level 3 Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50, register at tinyurl.com/gdn27jan TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

Fauna Guided Walk At Jurong Lake Gardens

Learn more about the biodiversity found in the Chinese and Japanese gardens here. There will also be craft work for families and children.

WHERE/MRT: Jurong Lake Gardens, entrance nearest to Chinese Garden MRT station WHEN: Feb 3, 8 - 9.30am ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail ruth_tan@nparks.gov.sg or JurongLakeGardens@nparks.gov.sg

Mangrove Rehabilitation In South-east Asia

The talk will cover recent trends and current needs with regard to mangrove degradation, issues that resulted in significant mangrove rehabilitation failure, successful case studies and recommendations for improved assessment of mangrove rehabilitation.

WHERE: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, meet at Bakau Lab, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance) MRT: Kranji WHEN: Feb 3, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free, register at tinyurl.com/mangrovefeb03 TEL: 6794-1401 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg

Exploring Butterflies At Jurong Eco-Garden

Join Nature Society (Singapore) to explore the 5ha Jurong Eco-Garden (JEG) located in the Clean Tech Park. The garden comprises a hill forest, an earth trail through secondary forest, freshwater swamp vegetation and a rocky stream, as well as a butterfly garden with nectar and host plants.

WHERE: Meet at JEG's Butterfly Garden, next to the signage with butterfly pictures MRT: Pioneer WHEN: March 18, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9748-5465 (Simon Chan) INFO: www.nss.org.sg

PETS

Championship Dog Shows

The Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) will be holding the 213th SKC Championship Dog Show and the 24th FCI International CACIB Show this weekend. The judges are Mr Ho Jeng-Long (Taiwan) and Mrs Pamela Campbell (Australia).

WHERE: United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Tomorrow - Sun, 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6469-4821 INFO: E-mail admin@skc.org.sg

Obedience Championship Trials

The Singapore Kennel Club is calling for entries for its 108th Obedience Championship Trials for the pre-novice, novice, intermediate and open class categories. New members will enjoy a waiver of the $70 entrance fee.

WHERE: Civil Service Club, 60 Tessensohn Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Feb 4, 11.30am - 7pm (entries close on Wed) ADMISSION: Trial fees: $48 - $56 (members), $30 - $50 (dog-shelter volunteers), $68 - $80 (non-members), entry form at tinyurl.com/skc4febtrials TEL: 6469-4821 INFO: E-mail admin@skc.org.sg

Animal Communication With Furkids

The Level 1 workshop offers a foundation-level session to help participants communicate with their pets. In the Level 2 workshop, they will learn about animals' viewpoints on death and how best they can support the animals in their last stages of life.

WHERE: Animal Voice, 04-11 Icon@ Changi, 228 Changi Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Feb 3 (Level 1), Feb 4 (Level 2): 11am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: $225 INFO: www.animalvoice.club/ learn.html

TOURS

NUS Baba House Tours

Built around 1895, 157 Neil Road is a townhouse in Singapore's historic district of Tanjong Pagar. Visit the restored townhouse and get a glimpse of life in an early 20th-century Peranakan home.

WHERE: 157 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Heritage Tours in English: Tue - Fri, 10am; Mandarin: first Mon of each month, 10am; self-guided visit: Sat, 1.30, 2.15, 3.15 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at babahouse.nus.edu.sg TEL: 6227-5731 INFO: E-mail babahouse@nus.edu.sg

CONTEST

Sota P6 Creative Writing Competition

The School of the Arts (Sota) invites children who are in Primary 6 next year to take part in the Sota Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition. Fifty finalists will get to attend a free short-story writing workshop. The top three winners can win book vouchers worth $150 to $500.

WHERE: Level 5 (administrative office), 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bencoolen WHEN: Entries close on Feb 9 ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Go to www.bit.ly/2zLGthqor e-mail enquiries@sota.edu.sg

National Poetry Competition

Poetry Festival Singapore, formerly known as National Poetry Festival, is calling for submissions of previously unpublished poems to the National Poetry Competition 2018. The competition is open to Singaporeans and permanent residents in the junior (13 - 18 years old) and senior (over 18) categories. The poems should not be more than 40 lines, in the four official languages and should take on the theme of In Spirit.

WHEN: Entries close on March 31 ADMISSION: Free INFO: Submit your entry in Word and PDF formats via the entry form at bit.ly/poetry2018submit

OTHERS

CNY Seafood & Meat Warehouse Sale

More than 1,000 products are available at Far Ocean Singapore's Chinese New Year Seafood & Meat Warehouse Sale. Items range from Japanese sashimi swordfish belly ($25 for 450g) and Chilean seabass steak ($55 a kg) to Taiwanese abalone ($39 for 500g) and Indonesian Angka Prawn ($26 a kg).

WHERE: 15 Fishery Port Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow - Sun, Feb 3, 4, 10 & 11, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6261-3788 INFO: farocean.com.sg

Nex CNY Fair

Besides the sale of goodies and festive decorations, Nex's Chinese New Year fair will also feature a lucky draw, redemptions, a lion dance (Feb 21, noon) and appearances by the God of Fortune (Feb 10 and 11, 3 and 5pm).

WHERE: Atrium Level 1, Nex, 23 Serangoon Central MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Mon - Feb 14 ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6416-6366 INFO: nex.com.sg

LAST CALL

Walking In Beauty

Curated and directed by Petrina Kow, Walking In Beauty features stories presented by Anita Kapoor, Arianna Pozzuoli, Deborah Emmanuel, Frances Lee, Oniatta Effendi and Uma Rajan - six women who embody strength, courage, love and beauty.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive WHERE: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 ($19 concessions for students, full-time national servicemen, seniors & persons with disability or PWD cardholders) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Art In The Park At Berlayer Creek

Artists Van Wangye and Alpana Ahuja will hold a casual site drawing session organised by the Nature Society (Singapore).

WHERE: Berlayer Creek, Labrador Park, Labrador Villa Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.30 - 10.30am ADMISSION: Free, register at www.tinyurl.com/artatcreek INFO: E-mail kerry@nss.org.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe